These foods support a healthy liver.
Lungs and liver are vital organs in your body that need attention and care. Often with our sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits we forget the damage we do to these vital organs. However, locally grown super foods come to our rescue instantly. ‘Super foods are thought to be nutritionally dense containing vitamins and minerals that help in warding off diseases and hence are good to live a longer and healthier life. They are mostly plant-based foods but may also include some types of fish and dairy. There are super foods that specifically cleanse and enhance the functioning of one’s liver and lungs which are the most vital organs for survival,’ says Mr. Luke Coutinho, M.D. – Alternative Medicine & Holistic Nutritionist.
Here is a list of foods that he suggests to nurture your lungs and liver:
1. Betacarotene rich foods: The orange antioxidant pigment found in orange or red coloured fruits and vegetables, cuts the risk of lung cancer. They also have glutathione that helps in the detoxification of liver. Examples of such foods are beetroots, carrots, tomatoes, red bell peppers, dried apricots, pumpkin and cantaloupe melon. Here are 10 red coloured foods that are effective in weight loss.
2. Vitamin C rich foods: Fruits containing vitamin C boost the production of enzymes that help in liver detoxification cleansing it naturally and helping in effective transportation of oxygen throughout the body by the lungs. Popular choices of such super foods are grapefruit, kiwifruit, guava, citrus fruits like lemons, lime and oranges, strawberries, pineapples, red and green capsicum and Brussels sprouts. Here are 15 other ways vitamin C can keep you fit and healthy.
3. Green Leafy vegetables: One of the most powerful super foods in cleansing the liver and lungs are dark green leafy vegetables as they can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced. Since they are high in plant chlorophylls, they help in detoxification of the blood which happens in both liver and lungs. They have a distinct ability for heavy metal detoxification thus maintaining the protective mechanism of the liver. As they are rich in magnesium and potassium they promote lung health. The best foods in this category include spinach, lettuce, cabbage, mustard greens, spring onions, wheatgrass, kale, dandelion, mint and coriander leaves. Here are seven more reasons to eat green leafy vegetables.
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